Jump to content

 
Photo

Any Illustrator CS4 details?

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#16
Nick Springer

Nick Springer

    CartoTalk Founder Emeritus

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 939 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Crosswicks, NJ
  • Interests:Cartographic Design, Print Maps, Graphic Design, Web Development, Ultimate Frisbee
  • United States

From Real World Illustrator

Cartographers complained bitterly since Illustrator CS was released that text on a path looked horrible. Kerning and typesetting along a path got a significant downgrade when the new text engine appeared. Now, in CS4, text on a path looks great. So much so that at a recent “sneak” at a cartographer’s show, this feature got a standing ovation.


Nick Springer

Director of Design and Web Applications: ALK Technologies Inc.
Owner: Springer Cartographics LLC


#17
Adam Wilbert

Adam Wilbert

    Legendary Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 271 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bellingham, WA, USA
  • United States

I"m actually pretty excited about the changes to the appearance panel (clickable eyeballs to turn on/off effects!) and the new additive nature of graphic styles. I do wish however that Illustrator had gotten a couple of things that Photoshop is getting, namely spring loaded shortcut keys and the ability to rotate the entire canvas to any angle. Oh well, next time I guess.

Adam Wilbert
CartoGaia.com & AdamWilbert.com
Lynda.com author of "Up and Running with ArcGIS"


#18
Hans van der Maarel

Hans van der Maarel

    CartoTalk Editor-in-Chief

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,806 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Netherlands
  • Interests:Cartography, GIS, history, popular science, music.
  • Netherlands

There's a video online showing some of the highlights of Illustrator CS4:
http://tv.adobe.com/#vi+f1556v1683 (this was posted on the Carto-SOC mailing list today)
Hans van der Maarel - Cartotalk Editor
Red Geographics
Email: hans@redgeographics.com / Twitter: @redgeographics

#19
Mike Boruta

Mike Boruta

    Key Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 98 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ouray, Colorado
  • United States

typing CS4 looks almost like typing C64 - like the old commodore 64 (my third computer). Maybe it is time for Adobe to release a version for that computer, so that I don't have to use GEOS GeoPaint or KoalaPainter to make maps anymore...



That brings back fond memories (GEOS). I've never made a map in GeoPaint, but I think it would be a fun challenge.
(A fun challenge that would probably drive me crazy.)




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

-->